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NOVA; Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough


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Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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This third installment of specials hosted by Sir David Attenborough reveals that leopard society is much more complex and far less solitary than originally believed. Filmed with state-of-the-art camera equipment in the Luangua Valley in Zambia, "Leopards" observes these night stalkers around the clock, revealing the challenges and dangers faced daily by these beautiful animals. Shadowed by hungry hyenas in pursuit of leftovers and stalked by lumbering crocodiles hoping to tackle a lone leopard on a kill, how can the leopards hope to challenge such beasts?



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Chicago: “NOVA; Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough,” 10/14/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 28, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13720481471C4E9A96F20B1788D79DBE.
MLA: “NOVA; Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough.” 10/14/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 28, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13720481471C4E9A96F20B1788D79DBE>.
APA: NOVA; Leopards of the Night with David Attenborough. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13720481471C4E9A96F20B1788D79DBE
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